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Friends and Family Gone


I went to an annual Christmas party of a former friend, Paul. It was there briefly to drop by and say hello.

You know how there isn’t any parking, nowhere to sit, and you don’t know the new husband and only knew some of the party goers there? Yeah, I was there five minutes.

I was happy to see Sheila with her new husband and the guests. However, something got me thinking: Paul died of cancer about four years ago. Sheila’s new life with her husband is awesome, etc. but I’m from a former life. I was really a good friend of Paul’s and met Sheila as his spouse. I think she’s great. However, I will probably never see this woman again nor her son.

I’ve lost a few friends and family from cancer: Paul Jasionowski, Winn Floyd, (music educators); Vanessa Hart (audiobook trainer/talent); cousins: Nick Geter (heart attack) and Angela Jenkins.

I’m sad but thankful to know them. However, they are a memory now and I’m working on forming new memories of my own.

It’s bittersweet. Life hasn’t changed for me that much but so much has occurred.

I’m hoping for blessings, not sorrows. Happiness and joy, not dread and painful occurrences.

Life is a dream, right? (a Spanish play title as well).

Looking for more happiness in my future. I will “stick a toe” into 2015. I’m not diving in head first. I’m cautiously treading the waters to see what the future brings.

Peace, Happiness, Love, Light, Joy, Blessings, Health, Safety and Wealth.

May God richly bless us in all of these and more.


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Posted by on December 20, 2014 in Friends


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